The Leading Edge
Center for Student Involvement - Union 363
Volume 14 - Issue 1

STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS

CONTENTS
Student Organization Fall Registration
SAC August Meeting
SAC New Website
SAC Rules and Procedure Changes
Student Organization Jump Start
Travel Policy Changes for Airfare
Campus Expo: Organization and Campus Resource Fair
CVSL Student Leadership Retreat
Rural & Urban Scholars in Community Health (RUSC)
Special Marcus Student Discount tickets

STUDENT ORGANIZATION FALL REGISTRATION
Fall renewal forms are currently being revised to include changes in policies and procedures.  Once the new forms are approved they will be send via campus mail to student organizations.  In addition an email announcement will be sent out to let you know they have been mailed.  Due to the required original signatures needed for officers and advisors, forms cannot be faxes or emailed.  The renewal forms will be due September 23, 2009.  Groups failing to turn in their renewal forms will become inactive and lose all university privileges, such as: segregated fee funding, room reservations, office space, etc.  The form is required, even if you turned in a change of officer form in the summer. We encourage people to get them in sooner, so that new students can be given more accurate information about clubs and groups on campus. Please check with all your officers to make sure someone turns in this form by the posted deadline.

SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE (SAC) AUGUST MEETING
SAC’ August meeting will be Tuesday, August 11, 2009, at 6:00 PM in the SA Office, Union EG79.  All forms are due by 6:00PM Wednesday, August 5, 2009 to the Senate Appropriations Committee (SAC) Office (Union Room 351). If the office is closed please deposit applications in the mail slot in the door of the SAC office.  SAC will meet once per month for the remainder of the summer, so be sure to plan ahead.  For further information contact:  Anthony M. DeWees, Senate Appropriations Chairman, amdewees@uwm.edu.

SAC’s NEW WEBSITE
The UW-Milwaukee Student Association Senate Appropriations Committee (SAC) has a new website. This website will provide everyone with the most recent SAC Agendas, Minutes, Public Notices, Bylaws, Administrative Rules, Grant Forms, and many other useful resources. Please visit: http://www4.uwm.edu/studentorg/sasac/index.htm to see all the updates!

SAC RULES AND PROCEDURES CHANGES
Grant forms are now to be turned into the SAC Office, Union Room 351. Please utilize the newly installed mail slot in the door.  RSOs are no longer required to submit the Grant Eligibility forms when submitting grant requests.  Eligibility will be determined by SAC at the completion of the fall renewal process for existing student organizations and at emergency or large grant meeting for newly formed student organizations.  Starting October 1, 2009 SAC will begin to enforce the Emergency Grant bylaw. Meaning, only the RSOs who did not exist before the most recent Semester Grant Meeting can apply for an Emergency Grant.  For a complete list of rule and procedure changes download the following word document:  http://www4dev.uwm.edu/studentorg/sasac/index_files/Forms/SAC%20INFO.doc.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION JUMP START
On Tuesday, September 1, 2009 the Center for Student Involvement will be sponsoring a new program entitled Student Organization Jump Start.  This event will be a day-long mini-conference format (9am-4pm) and is designed to “jump start” student organizations before the beginning of the fall semester so that they may make better and more timely use of resources through the coming year both as individual members and as groups. This event is on Facebook under the group “Student Organizations at UWM.” Limited capacity, advance sign up required. For additional information or to register for the event, contact the Center for Student Involvement at activities@uwm.edu.

TRAVEL POLICY CHANGES FOR AIRFARE
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will be implementing new regulations that will take effect on August 15, 2009.  TSA now will require the first, middle, last name, birth date, and gender of all travelers.  When filling out Travel Setup forms, please make sure each attendee’s full name is listed and spelled correctly.  INFORMATION ON THE FORM MUCH MATCH THE ID TO BE USED AT AIRPORT.

CAMPUS EXPO: ORGANIZATION AND CAMPUS RESOURCE FAIR
The student organization fair will be held Wednesday, September 9, 2009, in Spaights Plaza from 10 am to 2 pm. The event will also include campus jobs, services, mentors, along with student organizations. This is a great way to promote your organization and get more members. Organizations may sign up for a booth space by sending an email to activities@uwm.edu (Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis). Open tables at 10:00 am on that day will be given to organizations on the waiting list. NOTE: Campus departments will register with the Career Development Center and they should be contacting departments later in the summer.

THE STUDENT LEADERSHIP RETREAT -- SEPT 22 & 23 (Center for Volunteerism and Student Leadership)
The Student Leadership Retreat is an annual trip to Camp Minikani for students at UWM that are interested in improving their leadership skills and making their campus and community a better place. This year the retreat is planned for September Saturday 19 & 20, 2009.  At the retreat nearly 200 students will enjoy the beautiful grounds of Camp Minikani while honing their leadership skills. Students do high and low ROPES course, play Econtonos, do personality inventories, solve ethical dilemmas, and partake in a bonfire social. The retreat is free to students, but space is limited, so register today and mark your calendar! To register send your name, UWM email address, phone number, and a list of any student organizations you are affiliated with (optional) to lmarks@uwm.edu.

RURAL & URBAN SCHOLARS IN COMMUNITY HEALTH (RUSCH)
This program is designed to develop a pipeline of undergraduate pre-med students who will eventually apply to medical school with the intention of practicing medicine in an under-served urban or rural community.  Part of the program offers students the opportunity to be involved as volunteers at various clinics in the greater Milwaukee area.  Aurora School Based Health Programs Clinics for many MPS schools has a significant need for college student volunteers to work in office support roles in various MPS high schools, including ALLIANCE HIGH SCHOOL, which has a significant number of LGBT students who have been victimized by bullying or abuse.  This could, potentially, serve as an independent study, internship, or service learning opportunity for students, particularly for LGBT Studies and/or Women's Studies students, who would be ideal candidates as role models, mentors, and possibly even student educators.  Ideally, students would need to make a minimum commitment of one semester for about 4 hours per week at the high school.  If you are an undergraduate student who is interested, or if you know an undergraduate student who is interested, please Kathy Miller-Dillon, 414-229-5382 or kmdillon@uwm.edu.

SPECIAL TICKET DISCOUNTS FOR STUDENTS FROM THE MARCUS CENTER
Offers Students, Families, & Friends this chance to purchase tickets at a special discount to The Phantom of the Opera! August 25 - 30, 2009, Uihlein Hall, 929 North Water Street, Downtown.  Ordering instructions: 1) Visit www.EventUsher.com. 2) Enter passcode:  studenttickets. 3) View and order your tickets! 4) Tickets will be mailed to specified shipping address.  Tickets will be held at Will Call for those ordered less than 1 week before a show.  If you have any questions please contact:
Keri Hough, Group Sales Assistant 414-273-7121 ext. 213 or khough@marcuscenter.org.